Grape production increases in Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Samir Ali – Trend:
As of 2019, the area of vineyards reached 16,100 hectares in Azerbaijan, 90.2 percent, or 14,500 hectares of which account for those bearing fruits, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture told Trend on Sept. 15.
In general, grapes account for 7.1 percent of the area planted with perennial crops.
The grape production increased by 55.8 percent in 2019 compared to 2010 while increased by 44.7 tons or 28.5 percent compared to 2015.
The grape yield increased by 40.3 percent in 2019 compared to 2010.
The total yield, having increased by 21 percent, amounted to 104.8 centners per hectare compared to 2015.
The export of grapes in Azerbaijan increased from 4,100 tons to 4,200 tons from 2016 through 2019.
Azerbaijani grapes are mainly exported to the Russian market.
Some 41.1 percent of the crop was used for food production while 53.9 percent was consumed without processing in 2019.